Walmart to use inventory drones at their 190 U.S. distribution centers

Walmart to use inventory drones at their 190 U.S. distribution centers

Walmart is getting ready to use inventory management drones in their distribution centers. Taking 30 pictures per second, the drone can catalog in one day what would take human employees one month using handheld scanning devices.  Expected timeline is 6-9 months until deployment. The original article can be found here: http://nyti.ms/24qSqg5 ...
DHL’s ParcelCopter 3.0 – A Tiltwing Delivery Drone

DHL’s ParcelCopter 3.0 – A Tiltwing Delivery Drone

Bavarian Tested >>> The DHL ParcelCopter 3.0 Designed for integration into its logistic chain and as a tool for improving infrastructure in hard-to-reach areas, over a three month period the latest version of DHL’s ParcelCopter was rigorously tested. Covering 8 km per trip and carrying up to 2 kg payloads, the delivery drones integration with mail packstations (also known as Parcelcopter Skyports) proved flawless over 130 autonomous trips. More details can be...
Catalonia at the vanguard of drone development?

Catalonia at the vanguard of drone development?

UAVs in Catalonia are highly ranked (4 out of the top 10 worldwide as per one research study). Reasons? Catalonia has extensive drone history (since the 1980’s) They have the BCN Drone Center (a specialist drone center with 2,500 hectares of segregated airspace for drone testing) Accommodating laws (allowing UAVs of up to 25 kg to fly outdoors outside of cities and built up neighborhoods to height of 120 meters and withing 500 m of its pilot) A government sponsored CataloniaSmartDrones working group (comprised of 25 companies and 16 organizations, including universities and research groups, and all working together on making the region drone-friendly) The original article can be found here: http://www.zdnet.com/article/come-fly-with-me-why-catalonia-is-really-seeing-drones-take-off/...
Drones in Japanese Golf Courses

Drones in Japanese Golf Courses

Starting May 9, Rakuten will test drone deliveries on a golf course in Japan. The drones can provide food, snacks and small accessories (e.g. new golf balls) to players while they are out on the course between 8:30 am and 3 pm. Maximum parcel weight is 2 kg. Minimum purchase amount is 100 yen (~0.90 USD). Video...
Google’s Talking Delivery Drone

Google’s Talking Delivery Drone

“Caution: Stay Back,” the Google delivery drone might say… An April 25th patent outlines how Google’s tether-based delivery mechanism would be complemented by multi-colored warning lights and matter-of-fact voice commands. Will you be looking forward to that upbeat “Delivery Complete” message? More info on the Quartz.com website >>>...

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